What happens when teasing and ridicule go too far.
The result of carrying teasing [and ridicule] too far is the theme of this discussional film.
The opening scene shows Judy, a seventh-grade girl, sitting in her classroom crying. While the teacher is sympathetically trying to find out what is the matter, the commentator interrupts to suggest going back to the beginning of the trouble.
When Judy drops a bottle of perfume at school, Jack reacts with "Phooey! Stinky!" After that he begins a teasing campaign which becomes more and more unpleasant, until his other classmates also become impatient with him. Meanwhile, Judy becomes so upset emotionally that her school work suffers considerably. She refuses to tell her teacher what is wrong because she does not want to be a tattle-tale.
The climax of the situation comes when Judy says "I stink" instead of "I think" while reciting. She breaks down completely when the rest of the class laughs. Rather than offering a solution to the problem, the film raises a number of discussion questions and presents alternative courses of action. [Educational Screen, Sept 1951]
God I remember this movie. They must've shown it to us a dozen times. In fact my older brother's class saw it too, so the jerk "learned" something from it...him and his friends would call me "stinky" incessantly. Lot of good that movie did. I grew up emotionally scarred - like, for life! All on the count of this effin' movie [which of course, had nothing to do with me personally].
Jack would have been better off saving his banter for that boy sitting to the right of Judy. "Fatso, fatso.." would have at least made some sense.
Note the reindeer sweaters. Soooo 1951! I wound up with a few of them handed to me later in the decade as "hand me downs." Talk about getting teased!
This movie is a classic!
June 13, 2010 Subject:
Thought provoking for 1951 kids.
"The Other Fellow's Feeling's" was a good thought provoking film for the junior high students back in 1951. Although now sort of simplistic, some of the problems still happen today.
June 30, 2007 Subject:
The Other Fellow's Feelings
Drama and heartache in the land of Centron! Recommended.
December 21, 2003 Subject:
Revenge of the Stinker!
One of the worst and best films Centron ever made, and you know what that means. Bad bad acting, a ludicrous plot and strange camera angles. Judy is asked a question by her teacher, when all of a sudden, she breaks down and cries! Why did this happen? We flash back to what happened that fateful day. It seems that Judy recieved some perfume that she liked. Then in a scene that is so awkwardly staged it becomes fitfully funny, we see Judy's back to the camera AND blocking the door, when Jack crashes into her, the perfume breaks on the floor. Jack tries to help Judy clean up, but when Jack smells the perfume, he goes "eww stinky!" The teacher then walks in, but instead of helping Judy.. SHE WALKS PAST HER! HAHAHAHA! Jack continually pesters Judy about being sticky, even posting a sign on her back! This drives Judy over the edge, and she breaks down. What could Judy have done? Ignore him? Or, as the film straightfacedly suggests, without any regret, REVENGE? Why, you decide! A MUST SEE on this site!
February 19, 2003 Subject:
Bring this one to the new century
Maybe we should be bring ing these films back in light of recent violence in schools.